The call for proposals for pre- and post-congress courses is open. With a focus on applied knowledge and skills, congress courses are uniquely designed to complement the main scientific programme and offer the delegate the chance to:
·explore issues in depth
·gain practical experience
·listen to the latest research and practice advances
·learn directly from experts via a range of learning formats
·meet fellow delegates in their field of interest
The Congress Programme Committee is open to some courses that could ideally be run in English as well as an additional language. Consideration will also be given to courses run purely in another language; French, German and Spanish are the languages of most interest. Course submissions must be made in English.
Please note that the call for courses is a restricted call for the following specific topics.
· Ageing population: falls prevention and rehabilitation.
· Health promotion, primary prevention and public health.
· Advocacy and leadership skills for all physical therapists.
· Business skills eg communications, marketing, preparing business plans.
· Research in the clinical setting: generating practice informed evidence.
· Communicating with patients.
Proposals for courses in clinical topics in the following areas are also being sought:
· musculoskeletal: particularly tendon injuries and the prevention and management of osteoarthritis
· neurology: particularly stroke rehabilitation and Parkinson’s Disease
· mental health: particularly dementia
· pain management
· aquatic physical therapy: of relevance to different populations.
If you believe that you have an important topic not covered by this list, first please send an expression of interest firstname.lastname@example.org to seek advice on whether or not you should submit.
Record number of focused symposium proposals submitted
Congress session types
A record 103 focused symposium submissions were received. This is a hugely exciting start to the WCPT Congress 2019 and builds the foundations for an innovative, topical and relevant programme in Geneva. Thank you #globalPT!
Watch out for announcements in May when the selected focused symposia will be published.